||Clownsoulpowertrip CD (2012) |
Sludgebucket was started by Kelly Waldrip(bass/vocals/music) in late 2006 as a means to get out his heavier/progressive tunes out.
Founded in Oakland,CA w/John Robert Santos-guitars, and Doug Weldy-drums.
The trio jammed out written tunes and recorded them at their studio in Soundwave Studios,Oakland. Eventually releasing their s/t cd in 2007, which melded punk/metal/progressive rock/classic rock/psychedelic influences.
After some delays due to John and Kelly's three bands balancing-act(Space Grass,Braindozer,Sludgebucket)and the tragic passing of great friend/guitar player, John Santos in March of 2009, Sludgebucket came back out of hiatus with new guitar player, Jordan Watts and released their second cd "clownsoulpowertrip" in july 2011.
Jordan left in mid 2011, and was replaced by Brad Reisinger. With three more releases in the works, and collabration with: Jim Juhn(keys/organ/guitar/percussion/songwriting/engineering of "clownsoulpowertrip", Thomas Perry(drums), Max Adams(drums), Rob Sandolo(drums), Rick Garza(harp);Sludgebucket continues to slay the local east bay,CA scene.
Musical influences for Sludgebucket include: Black Sabbath, Cream, Hendrix, Hawkwind, King Crimson, Soft Machine, Frank Zappa, Sleep, Down, Clutch, Motorhead, High On Fire, Om, Melvins, and Black Flag.